Published on June 16th, 2019 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Worlds first anti-collision system for motorcycles
This will be the greatest invention for themotorcycle industry if it works as well as the inventor claims. Jay Giraud,founder and CEO of Damon Motors, wants to invent a future where the fatalitywith motorcycles in an accident will be gone. He sounds just like Volvo Carswhere they have a mission to make sure no human will have been fatally woundedin Volvo vehicle.
For this, his young team based in Vancouver(Canada) is working on an unprecedented safety technology for two wheels. It isan anti-collision warning system that works 360 ° around the bike and warns itsrider of any imminent danger.
Called the ‘Advanced Warning System forMotorcycles’ (AWSM), the device is based on a series of sensors, radars andcameras associated with an embedded neural network. The system can track up to64 objects around the bike by analyzing their trajectory to predict theirbehavior and anticipate a hazard. The information is then transmitted to thedriver by several visual and haptic warning systems thanks to a network of LEDsarranged around the cockpit and vibrations transmitted via the handles of themotorcycle. Finally, the AWSM system communicates using 5G with the servers.
Damon Motors intends to use data fromsensors located at the front, back, and sides of a motorcycle to calculatethreat trajectories from more than five dozen moving objects simultaneously forenhanced rider situational awareness.
We wait eagerly for the day when this system works faultlessly to get ourselves back on a motorcycle.